'Delighted' Princethorpe pupils and staff celebrate glowing inspectors’ report - The Rugby Observer
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14th Aug, 2022

'Delighted' Princethorpe pupils and staff celebrate glowing inspectors’ report

‘DELIGHTED’ staff and pupils at Princethorpe College have welcomed a glowing inspectors’ report.

Princethorpe received the highest possible ratings across all criteria from the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) following an inspection in April 2022.

The report, which has just been published, comprises a compliance inspection encompassing statutory standards, and an educational quality inspection evaluating the achievements of pupils.

Headmaster Ed Hester said: “We are delighted with the report – it is a ringing endorsement for everything we do here at Princethorpe and reflects a huge team effort.

“Pupil achievement and personal development are the two key benchmarks for any successful school and being graded as excellent in both of these broad areas demonstrates the incredible talent, dedication and professionalism of our staff, the outstanding attitude and approach of our pupils and the support of our parents.”

The ISI inspectors said: “Pupils have very positive attitudes towards their work and are highly focused in lessons. They achieve a high level of results, exceeding predictions at every level, and benefit significantly from an atmosphere in school which is positive and one where learning and trying one’s best are celebrated.”

They added pupils embrace opportunities to participate in co-curricular activities and many enjoy ‘substantial success’.

Pupils’ personal development was also judged as ‘excellent’, with inspectors saying pupils ‘have a strong sense of moral responsibility’.

The vertical tutoring system was mentioned with older pupils described as ‘excellent ambassadors and role models serving as examples that younger pupils aspire to’.

The inspectors found pupils were ‘active in promoting an environmental awareness,’ and that ‘the extensive range of charity work provides a social compass which guides all pupils in their thinking’.

The ISI Inspectors also noted feedback from parents that, ‘commented positively on the strength of the children’s learning and how this reflected the commitment of the teaching and the direction provided by the school’s leaders and trustees’.

The ISI is the Government-approved body responsible for the inspection of independent schools. Visit www.theprincethorpefoundation.co.uk/inspections to read the full report.

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